Challenges and best practices in policy-based autonomic architectures

Radu Calinescu*

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Abstract

Based on insights from the development of a commercial framework for the autonomic management of data center resources, we identify some of the main challenges faced by autonomic architectures. We describe a number of best practices for overcoming or, in some cases, working around these challenges, and we propose a general-purpose autonomic architecture that complies with our best practices and builds on recent advances in autonomic solution development. The core component of the architecture is a universal policy engine configured by means of a model of the resources placed under its control, and using a set of flexible policies for their management. This model-driven approach enables the development of effective autonomic systems comprising a heterogeneous mix of legacy resources and autonomic-enabled components.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - DASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing
Pages65-74
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
EventDASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing - Columbia, MD, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Sept 200726 Sept 2007

Conference

ConferenceDASC 2007: Third IEEE International Symposium on Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityColumbia, MD
Period25/09/0726/09/07

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